Black & white satin gown edged with violets

Annie Bonza was working as a designer at Pour Vous when the owners, Colleen Frei and Joy Gerbic, asked her to enter the 1962 Golden Shears competition. Annie's design was a black and white satin gown, trimmed with fabric violets.

She attended the awards at the Auckland Town Hall with "an entourage" of Pour Vous staff and friends. Annie's design was highly commended in the awards. One of the guest judges was the Robert White, a designer from Sydney. When Annie left Pour Vous to travel to Sydney, she was employed by Robert to design afternoon and cocktail wear.

Details

Photographer: Alan Fox
Model Jocelyn Denyer
Credit: Image courtesy of Annie Bonza
Copyright: Image © Annie Bonza
Designer: Annie Bonza
Manufacturing location: Pour Vous workroom, 54 High Street, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Satin
Colour: Black, white
Label: Pour Vous
Date: 1962